1. The Classic: Waterbar
Huge, sunny patio? Check. Primo location in the shadow of the Bay Bridge? Also check. Killer cocktails and fresh seafood to snack on? Yeah, they have that too. The kicker: their weekday happy hour with $1 oysters and special deals on drinks. Hello, Friday night.
399 The Embarcadero S, The Embarcadero (415-284-9922).